We, the Health Ministers/Heads of Delegations of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Japan and Republic of Korea conducted a Special Video Conference on 27 July 2015, to discuss ways forward in enhancing preparedness and response to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)in the Region.

RECALLING the Joint Statement of the 6th ASEAN Plus Three Health Ministers’ Meeting in September 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam;

REITERATING the agreed upon measures stated in the outcome documents of the 9th East Asia Summit on Regional Response to Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease adopted on November 2014, and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Health Ministers’ Meeting on Ebola in December 2014 to enhance preparedness, surveillance and response to threatening Emerging Infectious Diseases among ASEAN Plus Three Member States;

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